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Welp. This BLOWS! SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
7th Dec '12

Went in for the growth scan today. Baby is measuring about 4 pounds and 2 ounces. He's also very breech. The doctor is having me come in to the office 2 times a week now. He said he's going to get me to 38 weeks and then we'll be looking at a c-section.



:cry:



I'm just really discouraged and a little scared about all of it. I was trying SO hard to not have a c-section and it's looking like it's my only option...



BUT...we got a peek at a 4D ultrasound today and found out that he has hair!
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Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
7th Dec '12

Is he basing the C-section solely on the fact that baby is breech? Because they can turn 5 minutes before you give birth...

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
7th Dec '12

A c-section because of his growth or because he's breech?

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
7th Dec '12

You dont HAVE to have a c-section, yet.



There is PLENTY of time for baby to move head down, tell your doctor to not get ahead of themselves.

Ava&Alice 2 kids; San Antonio, TX, United States 12696 posts
7th Dec '12

It's never your only option. Baby can turn anytime, even right before labor. Don't let the Dr. force a C Section on you if you don't want it.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
7th Dec '12

Don't stress, i'm sure he meant c section IF baby doesn't move. Baby very well could move. DD was breech up until 36ish weeks, then flipped and has been head down ever since. Look on the positive side mama, LO CAN flip!

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting marissa♥:" A c-section because of his growth or because he's breech?"


Growth. He wants to get him out because he's small, but he's talking about a c-section because he's breech.

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Growth. He wants to get him out because he's small, but he's talking about a c-section because he's breech."


I figured it was growth. My kid was estimated 7.7 pounds around 37 weeks :(



I'm sorry mama.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Growth. He wants to get him out because he's small, but he's talking about a c-section because he's breech."


Sounds like he is making excuses to give you a c-section.
The weight things are never exact either...
For example my niece apparently was 10 pounds via ultrasound came out 6 pounds.
My nephew was 5 pound via ultrasound came out 9 pounds something ounces.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Growth. He wants to get him out because he's small, but he's talking about a c-section because he's breech."


Don't let him push it on you. Those growth u/s can be off by a few pounds.

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Don't let him push it on you. Those growth u/s can be off by a few pounds."

a pound or two off sure but only 4 pounds?? seems not normal to me. OP is almost 37 weeks

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting marissa♥:" a pound or two off sure but only 4 pounds?? seems not normal to me. OP is almost 37 weeks"


Yeah. His head was measuring 31 weeks and I'm 36 weeks and some days now. I know he's small, we've always known he was going to be a small baby. But I never thought by that much! My uterus has been measuring 3 weeks behind for the past 2 visits, so the growth scan kind of...confirmed that he's not growing as he should be.



I'd be alright if the baby would turn and we could just be induced, but...I just don't feel that is going to happen. :/

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting marissa♥:" a pound or two off sure but only 4 pounds?? seems not normal to me. OP is almost 37 weeks"


Hmmm, at 36 weeks, DD was 4 pounds and some ounces, and doc wasn't worried about it. At 37 weeks, she was 5 pounds 3 ounces. Now their saying she's gonna be big. Thats what i'm going off of.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Growth. He wants to get him out because he's small, but he's talking about a c-section because he's breech."

That doesn't sound weird to you? They grow about a pound a week at that stage. So at 40 weeks, by your U/S weight guess, he would be 7-8lbs.

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" That doesn't sound weird to you? They grow about a pound a week at that stage. So at 40 weeks, by your U/S weight guess, he would be 7-8lbs."


Not if he has BEEN behind like she says. His head measuring that small is a sign maybe the baby isn't growing just as he should be.